(BIRMINGHAM, U.K.) JUST IN: WMP REPORT: Officers have rescued a woman being assaulted and held captive by a man with a firearm in a flat in Small Heath on Saturday after a section of Coventry Rd was close-off by a firearms unit: Later officers arrested a man and are trying to locate the alleged firearm #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – June.08: A woman was rescued by West Midlands Police officers from a flat in Birmingham today (8 June) after she dialled 999 reporting being held captive: Police received a call at midday from the woman who reported being assaulted and held against her will at a property in Small Heath by a man in possession of a firearm.

A section of Coventry Road was sealed off as West Midlands Police officers, including a firearms unit, contained the property and forced entry: The woman was found inside and a man, understood to be in his 50s, arrested on suspicion of assault, sexual assault and firearms possession.

Force Incident manager, Chief Inspector Dave Keen, said: “It was a very dynamic, fast-moving incident. The woman sounded petrified on the phone and it was imperative we found her quickly: “We had reached her within about 20 minutes of receiving the call and a suspect was also swiftly detained…………….The woman is being checked over by paramedics.

“A firearm was mentioned in the original 999 call; we have yet to recover a firearm but searches of the property continue.”

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: June.08: 2019:

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